The Parc Brasserie is a charming bistro and cafe located on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.
Parc recalls a lovely time in turn of the century Paris. Indeed restaurateur, Stephen Starr, spent a few years trolling the French countryside to locate each of the antique design elements which give the cafe its truly authentic Parisian feel.
For Americans this is probably the closest thing to Le Grand Colbert~ the bistro made famous by Diane Keaton in “Something’s Gotta Give”.
It has many of the same elements: beautiful wood paneling, cozy booths and of course the traditional French cafe chairs and tables.
All of the bread is baked fresh daily on the premises.
I am sure that a few rendezvous have occurred underneath this old bar clock.
The powder room features marble, subway tile and ultra glamorous Parisian dancers on the wallpaper.
Even the smallest detail was not overlooked. I adored the Deco period lighting.
The tile work in the main dining area was also lovely but had more of an art nouveau feel.
Of course some things are just better in color.
We arrived for brunch. My cousin and I both opted for the Pain Perdu (French toast). Sweet boy selected pancakes with blueberry compote.
I wouldn’t hesitate to go back and perhaps try the pommes frites for lunch.
Or perhaps a lovely dinner for two.
I hope you have enjoyed this culinary tour.
As August comes to a close, so too ends the Decor To Adore month long travel series. Come back on Wednesday for an Amish buggy ride through the Pennsylvania countryside and see what I found (squeal!) in a very old house.
For anyone who is searching for a way to observe the 5th anniversary of Katrina and its devastating impact on New Orleans I wanted to remind you of the Decor To Adore “Make It Right” Foundation.